Originally Posted by jeffb
Too early to give this 23yr old this contract based mostly on a couple playoff series. Yeah we're out to lunch because we don't think he's worth MVP type money. lol
The contract isn't based on a couple of playoff series, although those playoff series kind of represented his arrival to the basketball elite. The contract is based on his personality and work ethic, combined with his ability which is on par with the best of the best, combined with his willingness to build in Indiana a market that is hard-pressed to lure wing players of his caliber in free agency.